Posted: May 18, 2010 8:45 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press
BP says its mile-long tube siphoning oil from a blown-out well is bringing more crude to the surface.
BP PLC says the narrow tube is now drawing 2,000 barrels a day for collection in a tanker, double the
amount when it started operation Sunday.
The company hopes the method can draw about half the leaking oil.
BP have put the leak at 5,000 barrels a day from the crippled well, but officials say its a rough estimate at best.
Scientists who have studied video of the leak say the amount could be significantly more.